It’s time again I addressed a number of commonplace beliefs held in the United States which, while they often sound great in sound bites, are almost always based on flawed reasoning. I call these beliefs “American myths.” And here is the sound bite that echoed around when President Obama addressed the nation’s students on Sept. [...]

It’s about time I addressed a number of commonplace beliefs held in the United States which, while they often sound great in sound bites, are almost always based on flawed reasoning. I call these beliefs “American myths.” Since 2010 is an election year, the news media will almost certainly begin to run more and more [...]